Tripoli, SANA – Tunisian Defense Minister Farhat Horchani said at least 250 Tunisian terrorists who fought alongside ISIS terrorist organization in Syria have fled to Libya after Russian air strikes started in Syria.
Russia started an air operation against ISIS positions in Syria on September 30, where it its Air Force has since then conducted dozens of sorties against many ISIS targets, destroying field camps, command and control centers and ammunition depots.
In a statement to the Libyan Bawabat al-Wasat website, the Tunisian Defense Minister said terrorism is on top of the challenges facing his country.
Tunisian officials estimated that thousands of Tunisians have joined the terrorist organizations in Syria. Some of those were arrested upon their return to Tunisia, while scores of others were killed in Syria.